So Valtteri Bottas has topped the timesheets for Williams on the opening day of Formula 1’s young driver test at Silverstone.
But then it was Williams vs Marussia vs HRT, so no real surprises there.
Bottas said: It’s been a busy day completing 120 laps without any problems.
“We had a little rain towards the end but tested everything we wanted to on mixed fuel levels. It’s been a really useful day for both me and the team.
“The shorter runs are good fun, especially on this track, but I was particularly looking forward to the longer runs.
“It was really useful to gather some information on how the tyres behave over the various runs and I feel that I am continuing to improve as a driver.”
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